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Placement Testing

In order to register for a particular class, students must meet the eligibility requirements as stated in the CWU Course Catalog. Requirements usually vary between classes, but two common requirements are either successfully passing previous course work and/or placement testing. Please see the CWU College Catalog for a full listing of appropriate placement tests and scores.

Math and English Accuplacer placement testing available at CWU-Sammamish on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, test start times between 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm.

If you wish to sign up for Accuplacer Math or English, please contact, call 425-392-2110 or visit us to schedule.

Please make sure to pay online before your test time and bring your receipt as proof of payment. The cost is $25 for the Math placement test and $25 for the English placement test.

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CWU English Placement Exam

The English Placement test at CWU consists of a reading comprehension test (Next-Generation Reading) and a writing test (WritePlacer). These are computerized tests. The reading comprehension test is not timed. Students have 60 minutes to complete the WritePlacer.

Results should be available immediately following the exam. Students may take the exam up to two times.

Testing Resources:

Next-Generation Reading Exam Sample Questions
WritePlacer Sample Essays


CWU Math Placement Exam

The Accuplacer Next-Generation Math Placement Exam consist of three different math tests: 1) Arithmetic, 2) Quantiative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS), and 3) Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF). The exam is an adaptive test that starts in Quantiative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS). If a student answers enough questions correctly, the student will then move in to the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) exam. If a student answers too many questions in QAS incorrectly, the student will move in to the Arithmetic exam.

Results should be available immediately following the exam. Students may take the exam up to three times.

Testing Resources:

Next-Generation Arithmetic Sample Questions
Next-Generation Quantiative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Sample Questions
Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Sample Questions


For more information and Accuplacer Study App go to the Accuplacer Website


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Sammamish, WA 98074
Tel: 425-392-2110

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